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Position Title: Production Manager - Timaru

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time

Position Location: Timaru

Requisition ID: 29004

At McCain, we're committed to driving performance, cultivating careers and championing the advancement of technology in agriculture and manufacturing.

Our Timaru French Fry Plant is looking for a Production Manager to join their team. Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, this is a pivotal role within our Plant Leadership Team, with responsibility for the medium and long term strategic direction and accountability for the plant’s daily operations.

The Production Manager will also be responsible for overseeing the implementation and sustainment of all the Plant Programs, Policies and Procedures.

About the role
• Promote and improve our Health & Safety culture
• Play a key role within the Leadership Team
• Actively assist with operational cost reduction
• Ensure comprehensive staff development and training
• Implement and sustain Continuous Improvement... initiatives
• Successful delivery on all safety, quality, cost, people and environment actions
• Accountability for the quality of all production
• Have a ‘hands on’ approach to Employment Relations
• Accountable for the Environmental Program

About you
• 3+ years management experience in Food Science, Manufacturing or Process Engineering
• Relevant Tertiary qualification
• FMCG food processing experience (preferably potato)
• Demonstrated knowledge of Manufacturing processes
• Team player with good organisational, people and communication skills
• Results orientation, a logical thinker with good problem solving skills
• Analytical/creative thinker with proven cause/effect or fault analysis
• Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, lean principles and/or Six Sigma methodology
• Able to lead, coach and develop the team to perform given KPI’s

What’s in it for you?
• Opportunity to be part of a global iconic brand
• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Pioneering, innovative and dedicated development programs
• Opportunity to ‘Chip In’ and give back to the community
• A friendly and supportive family company culture

Apply now to join an industry leader and grow your career!


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.

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Job Family: Manufacturing
Division: ANZ
Department: Timaru French Fry Production
Location(s): NZ - New Zealand : Canterbury : Timaru || NZ - New Zealand : Auckland : Auckland || NZ - New Zealand : Canterbury : Christchurch || NZ - New Zealand : Hawke's Bay : Hastings || NZ - New Zealand : Other : Reference job description || NZ - New Zealand : Wellington Region : Wellington

Company: McCain Foods (NZ) Limited
Timaru New Zealand


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